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Apr. 22 2011, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

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By Amber Goodhand

Radar Staff Reporter

Charlie Sheen, winning; Washington, D.C. Police Department, losing.

In an effort to make his Violent Torpedo of Truth show Tuesday night in D.C. the actor received police escorts from the airport to Constitution Hall – and RadarOnline.com has learned the police escort was not authorized.

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"in car with Police escort in front and rear! driving like someone's about to deliver a baby! Cop car light #Spinning!" Sheen tweeted Tuesday night, including a photo that showed they were traveling at speeds of nearly 80-miles-per-hour.

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“It is under investigation,” Officer Paul Metcalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department told RadarOnline.

“I don’t know the circumstances as to why though.”

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According to D.C. Police, escorts are typically reserved for the president, foreign dignitaries, diplomats and top federal officials – not celebrities.

"Yeah, we had a police escort. We ran more red lights than Brooke Mueller heading to a pawn shop,” Sheen told reporters once he arrived at the venue.

Council member Phil Mendleson heads up the committee that oversees public safety in D.C., but calls for a comment have not yet been returned.

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